January 27, 1940 to April 28, 2018 - Robert N. (Bob) Boring passed away peacefully on April 28, 2018, in Sandy, Oregon.

Robert N. 'Bob' BoringRobert N. (Bob) Boring

passed away peacefully on

April 28, 2018 in Sandy, Oregon

after a courageous battle with

pancreatic cancer. He was 78

years old.

Bob was born in Portland,

Oregon on January 27, 1940 to

Willard and Frances (Adair)

Boring and raised on the family

farm in Boring, Oregon. He

was the great-grandson of

William H. Boring for whom the town of Boring was

named. He graduated from Sandy Union High School

in 1958 and then joined the Army Reserve, where he

did a six-month tour of duty at Fort Ord, California,

followed by serving in the Army Reserves. Upon

returning from Fort Ord, Bob married his high school

sweetheart, Glenda A. Lockling on August 21, 1959

and they resided in Gresham, Oregon until 1973 when

they purchased a home in Boring. Bob and Glenda

raised two sons, Darrell and Michael.

Bob worked in service stations for Standard Oil

before becoming a truck driver for Standard Oil and

Chevron for 18 years. He then drove truck for Vanport

Manufacturing in Boring for 19 years while helping his

father run the family farm raising beef and working on

many farm and construction projects. Bob also had a

side woodworking business and built specialty cabinets

and furniture for many local residents and businesses.

Bob proudly served his community in a variety of ways

as his parents before him had done. Bob was a member

and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Boring, and

served on the Sandy High School Board of Directors

for eight years. Bob was elected to, and served many

years on, the Boring Water District Board and most

recently served as a member and board president of

the Sandy Historical Society.

He recently said that he was most happy when

he was either building something or being with his

wife Glenda and the rest of the family. His interests

in building were evident in his love for his model

railroad display and for the several displays he built

for the Sandy Historical Museum. He enjoyed

discussing the history of the Boring and Sandy area,

reading books about historical events and equipment,

collecting antique tools, seeing old steam-powered mill

equipment and trains, and traveling to various sites,

especially if they had to do with trains or anything


Bob was very proud of the accomplishments of

his family. Bob is survived by his wife, Glenda, of

58 years; son Darrell Boring (Teresa) of Gresham,

and son Michael Boring (Tracie) of Eugene; three

grandchildren, Emily Boring, of Troutdale, Nicholas

Boring (Michelle) of Gresham, Natalie Boring (Matt)

of Portland; and one great-grandson, Gage Boring

of Gresham. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley

Crow of Gresham, and brother Jim Boring (Janet) of


A memorial service will be held at Sandy Funeral

Home on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. with a

reception to follow at the Sandy Historical Society.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial

donations be made in Bob's name to the Sandy

Historical Society, PO Box 652, Sandy, OR 97055.

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